Dr. Louis Pasternak Skullstench: Stealth Poet
Poetry Assignment #13: The Diamante
Lemons Coming Out of My Pores
clinking, drinking, chilling,
summer, liquid, noon, basketball
slipping, dripping, shaking
You said 2 opposite or related things work. Lemonade turns into sweat! It turns into something else, too, but you don’t want a poem about that. Right?
Right. I never thought I would say this, Louis, but thank you for your restraint. I enjoyed the way you even worked some rhyme into your diamante!
The talent show was not perfect. Miss S said Goldie was sharing poems and she wanted to show “a diverse range of talents.”
She said, “Louis, think of some other things you’re good at.”
But poetry is what I’m good at!